July 18, 2012 / 5:36 PM / 5 years ago

Syrian army artillery hit Damascus from mountain

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian army artillery shelled the Damascus district of Mezze and Mouadamiya suburb on Wednesday, in an escalation of attacks against areas where rebels operate, after a deadly blast that killed three top military officials, activists said.

Artillery batteries stationed on Qasioun mountains overlooking Damascus started firing intermittently at the two districts at about 7:30 p.m.(1230 EDT), the activists said.

Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis, Amman newsroom; Editing by Louise Ireland

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